Annie Scearce

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7 Sentences That Sound Crazy But Are Still Grammatical

Let's not look at grammar as a cold, harsh mistress. She can also be a fun, kooky aunt. Here are some tricks you can do to make crazy sounding …

Language

Living Well, According To Some Of The Wisest People Who Ever Lived

Since ancient times, philosophers have been preoccupied with the big questions: What does it mean to live a good life? What is happiness? Does human life have a purpose or end goal? And each great thinker, from Cicero to Heidegger to Emerson, have tried to bring us closer to the answers.<p>Jean-Paul …

5 Weird Habits That Make People Successful And Awesome

Because if you make enough money, people call you “eccentric” instead of “crazy.”<p><i>Editor’s Note: This is one of the most-read leadership articles of 2013. Click here to see the full list.</i><p>Yes, we all need to heed our callings, follow our north stars, and not settle for jobs, but pursue careers.<p>Thing …

Success

30 Questions to Ask Yourself Before You Die.

<b>How much have you loved?</b> Count the people. Add it up. When it comes to love, I’ve always felt in red numbers. I’ve been so focused on the minuses — …

10 Classic Books That Have Been Banned

In this video from The Open University, we learn about the Globe Theater's experiments with "Original Pronunciation" (OP), which is exactly what it …

Literature

5 of the Fiercest One-Liners in History

Finding the right words when detonating an atomic bomb or sacrificing one's life for friendship came easy for these people.<p>1. Lawrence Oates before …

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Sport picture of the day: big wave surfing

First published on Wed 4 Sep 2013 12.06 EDT

If You Think Giving a Child Poorer Options is Good for All Children, You Are a Bad Person: Not Actually a Manifesto

Something has been sitting in my craw for a while since reading that clickbait “manifesto” on how people who put their kids in private school are bad …

UCSF study shows gaming makes you cognitively younger (video)

A slew of negatives plague video games -- Peter Pan Syndrome, hyper-violence, camping -- but their youthfulness could do just what Nintendo's <i>Brain Age</i> promised: improve elderly brain function. Over four years, researchers at the University of California, San Francisco had a group play a custom game …

NRA joins ACLU in suit against NSA's surveillance program

Now here's an unlikely duo: the American Civil Liberties Union and the National Rifle Association.<p>The two have bonded in their fight against the National Security Agency's mass spying program that came to light in June. The NRA joined the ACLU's lawsuit against the government agency on Wednesday by …

Same-sex spouses in the military will receive full benefits despite federal law

The Obama administration said Wednesday it will stop enforcing a law that blocks benefits to partners of military veterans in same-sex marriages.<p>In a letter to congressional leaders, Attorney General Eric Holder said that a provision in federal law on benefits to veterans defines "spouse" to mean a …

Epic fall(s)

Grab a chair: Congress is about to get as fascinating and powerful as it gets.<p>In the next two months, the most unpopular institution in America will decide the fates of a president’s power, a military strike, defense contracts, the budget, health-care implementation, the Federal Reserve …